Tuesday, September 14, 2010
A flower a day for September. #14
Azalea 'Alphonse Anderson' is one of my top ten azaleas. How it got the name 'Alphonse Anderson'I can't find out but at a guess it is probably named after a plant breeder called, you guessed it too didn't you, Alphonse Anderson.
I'm not going to rewrite the bible here so I'm posting a couple of links that give you heaps of info on growing azaleas.
First is from Burke's Backyard
Second is from Gardening Australia. The GA link is more detailed and technical.
One thing I'd like to say is that I have seen this cultivar growing and thriving on natural rainfall, in full sun and thriving on neglect up to at least three mts tall. Absolutely spectacular when out in full bloom.Once established almost bomb proof.